BJJ Manifesto latest review!


What is it?
BJJ Manifesto is a BJJ e-book course by Matt Arroyo and Rob Kahn.

Who are they?
Rob Kahn :  obtained his black belt from Royce Gracie, is the head instructor of Gracie Tampa
Matt Arroyo : was one of the fighters who fought for Team Matt Serra in the Ultimate Fighter (Season 6). Arroyo got his black belt from Rob Kahn in 6 years.

Arroyo and Kahn

What is the course about?

Generally the course is focused on tactics and strategies you can use for BJJ or MMA, rather than techniques.

Below is a summary of what you can find in the e-book:

Chapter 1
  • ·         Strategy on how to cause or wait for opponent to make mistake – capitalize on it
  • ·         3 ways to create the mistake – eg forcing the mistake by using pressure
  • ·         Interesting topic on how to set a pattern and then break it “broken rhythm”

Chapter 2
  • ·         Training structure
  • ·         Discusses how to train, repetition of moves, asses your strengths and weakness

Chapter 3
  • ·         Position specific strategies
  • ·         Shows strategies from guard, mount, half guard, side mount (control), back mount
  • ·         Strategies for attack and defence are covered

Short embedded video clips are added to illustrate some of the key concepts that are taught
Note that there are a couple of bonuses included in the course, which are video instructionals called Goofy GuardGuillotines Revealed and Advanced Back Attacks . You will also get a free month training at Gracie Tampa North.

My view
I certainly learned a lot from it. This is definitely different from the usual BJJ instructionals that focuses on techniques. I found the book to be a real eye opener, and gets you to think on another level. I think BJJ Manifesto has improved my game. However I believe that this is not for newbies, and it would be more suited for grapplers who have at least 6 months experience, up to purple belt level.

 If you are interested to purchase the program, please go to the BJJ Manifesto website below:

BJJ Manifesto Homepage


  1. Thanks for this breakdown. I'm going to pick up a copy for my husband because he doesn't have the most recent manifesto. Thanks!

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